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Ian Douglas, Headteacher

Brief Profile

Ian has been teaching for twenty years and has taught in two outstanding secondary schools. Ian is recognised as being one of the main leaders in the transformation over time of the outstanding Denbigh High School and worked there for sixteen years. Ian has been a Specialist Leader of Education advising schools in Luton, London and Stevenage on how to improve behaviour and attendance over time. Ian has a reputation of developing outstanding leaders in education and many of the staff he has trained or mentored now work as senior leaders in Chiltern Learning Trust schools.

Swimming coaching is one of Ian’s passions and he has coached elite swimmers to National and International level. He still coaches for a club and mentors coaches from other clubs.

Qualifications and Experience

  • SLE Behaviour and Attendance
  • Diploma in Educational Management
  • B.Ed. (Hons) Physical Education and Science, De Montfort University Bedford


2018- Present

Headteacher, Chiltern Academy


Senior Deputy Headteacher, Denbigh High School


Assistant Headteacher PDBW, Denbigh High School


Head of Year, Head of PE, Denbigh High School


Inclusion Manager, Roade School

Strategic Leadership and School Improvement

  •  Achievement
  • School improvement
  • School development
  • Financial management
  • Governance and compliance
  • Ethos and values
  • Standards
  • Policies and compliance

System Leadership and Partnership

  • CLT
  • Softcat 
  • DfE